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HIGGINBOTHAM Mrs. Helen Ruth Frith Higginbotham, age 82, of Yulee, passed away at Baptist Medical Center - Nassau on Thursday morning, May 12, 2011. Born in Madison, FL she was one of four children born to the late Buck and Annie Parker Frith. As a young girl, the family sold the family farm and moved to Jasper, FL. They later moved to Jacksonville, where they ran a series of family grocery stores on the Eastside. In the early 1950s while living in the Norwood Section of Jacksonville, they purchased 40 acres in Yulee. They cleared the land for their home site, made their own coquina blocks for construction and built their home; where Mrs. Higginbotham has lived until her passing. She loved yard work and was known for her gardening skills that she willingly shared with many of her neighbors in the Hedges community. Mrs. Higginbotham had been a longtime member of the Hedges Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by: her husband, Lawrence W. Higginbotham, who passed away in 2000, a son, Don W. Higginbotham, who passed away in 2010, her two brothers, Ellis Frith, J.B. Frith and her sister, Bernice Dettore. Mrs. Higginbotham, leaves behind, her son, Delvin Higginbotham and his wife, Glenda, Yulee, FL, her grand dogs, Prissy, Skeeter, Bridget and Buster, nieces and nephews, Charlotte Hicks, Bryceville, FL, Fred Ellis, Jr., Jacksonville, FL, Sandy Perret, Callahan, FL, Diane Stone, Yulee, FL and a special friend and longtime neighbor, Mary Lou Doll Bennett. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, May 16, 2011 from the Hedges Baptist Church, Yulee, FL with Reverend Mark Patterson, officiating. Mrs. Higginbotham will be laid to rest beside her husband in Hughes Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday at the Oxley Heard Funeral Home, Fernandina Beach, FL. Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com OXLEY - HEARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on May 14, 2011
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